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Independent Social Research Foundation Mid-Career Fellowships- 19th February

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The Independent Social Research Foundation wishes to support independent-minded researchers to do interdisciplinary work unlikely to be funded by existing funding bodies. It is interested in original research ideas which take new approaches, and suggest new solutions to real world social problems.  This award is intended to enable a scholar at the mid-career stage to…

Alona Welby

Net4Society, the international network of National Contact Points for Societal Challenge 6 “Europe in a changing world: inclusive, innovative and reflective societies” has published a report on the opportunities for social sciences and humanities (SSH) research across Horizon 2020. It analyses all the SSH-relevant topics that have been identified in the Horizon 2020 2016-17 Work Programmes and is a useful guide for SSH researchers looking to find an entry point into H2020 and the Societal Challenges in particular. You can download the document here.




Innovative Training Networks call open

In the new round of 2016 Horizon 2020 calls that opened last week, the EC launched the latest call under Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions for Innovative Training Networks (ITNs). ITNs supports joint training and/or doctoral programmes implemented by partnerships of universities, research institutions, businesses and partners from other sectors. There are three different strands: European Training Networks (ETN);…

Alona Welby

The EC has published the Horizon 2020 work programmes for 2016-17 today. These include details of 97 calls for proposals and 16 billion euros of funding that will be awarded to European research projects over the next two years. This includes funding across all three pillars of Horizon 2020 with a focus on supporting SMEs, developing the digital single market and imprving links with non-EU countries, including Brazil, Japan.  and Korea. If you are interested in applying to Horizon 2020, the work programmes are the best place to start!



Horizon 2020: Innovative Training Networks Information Event


UKRO, in its capacity as UK National Contact Point for the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), is holding two information events on the 2016 ‘Innovative Training Networks’ (ITN) call for proposals, which will have a deadline in mid-January 2016. The ITN scheme supports joint research training and/or doctoral programmes run by partnerships of universities, industry and other…

H2020 Societal Challenge 2 and 5 info days in the UK


The Horizon 2020 work programmes are due to be published in early October and a number of new funding calls will be launched over the coming weeks. To prepare for this, the UK National Contacts Points for Societal Challenge 2 (Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy)…

LIFE Programme call for proposals open

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The 2015 call for the LIFE programme action grants is now open. LIFE is the EU’s funding programme for environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects. There are two sub-programmes: Environment covering Nature and Biodiversity, Environment and Resource Efficiency and Environmental Governance and Information; Climate Action covering Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Adaptation and Climate Governance…